Sunday, November 16, 2014

My Mini Essential Oil Stash!


I've been using the same essential oils for about 5-6 years now (clove, myrrh, peppermint, tea tree, lavender & lemon) and up until a couple of years ago, I started expanding my collection. 

*research different brands. 
*consume only food grade.
*make sure it's 100% pure essential oil if your not looking for a blend.
***consult with your doctor(s)***
****listed below are just a few ways I/you can use these essential oils****
***I have a wish list of essential oil blends & (new and  repeat) singles (to consume)***

-----------in no order

Lavender - I sprinkle a little on our pillow for deep sleep and if we have a cut/scrape/or burn, I will add it neat or w/ a carrier oil to relieve the pain, Spring/Summer home aroma....


Tea Tree -  I will apply a cotton ball infused with witch hazel and a drop of tea tree to my breakout area. Relieves itchy scalp—do add to your shampoo and conditioner...

Lemon - I give my liver a kickstart by adding lemon juice or essential oil (add 1-2 drops) to my water. Brightens the skin—add to cleanser/create a toner, Spring/Summer home aroma, kitchen countertops...

Clove - toothache/sore gums apply this to source—instant gratification! Fall/Winter home aroma...

Peppermint - I apply this neat to the back  of our neck and ears if we're suffering from a headache. Also, great for a quick pick-me-up—take a wift—and digestion and respiratory system...

Lemongrass - after a workout I add this w/ a carrier oil to the area I was working out to prevent achiness. Insect repellent, add it my diy "respiratory" chest balm, Spring/Summer home aroma...

Lime - stress, fear, fever, use as a toner (same thing with lemon). Apply to broken capillary twice a day, Spring/Summer home aroma...

Orange - After my morning shower, I add this to my body oil for a quick vitamin C boost. Fall/winter home aroma...

Grapefruit - when I need a boost, I love diffusing grapefruit with peppermint essential oil (our morning shower gel  contains both—energized for hours!), reduce/prevent celluite (add a few drops  grapefruit + cypress oil to your body oil after a bath/shower), Spring/Summer home aroma...

Tangerine - just like orange/grapefruit, this essential oil helps with energy, creativity, celluite, mood, anxiety. Spring/Summer home aroma...

Citronella - When I'm  done cleaning the kitchen/bathroom or doing the laundry, I apply a few drops to the drain—so freshing and keeps insects away during the summer! 

Cypress - headache, stress, fall/winter home aroma...

Wintergreen - joint pain (think icy-hot) 

Clary Sage - I rub a few drops on my lower stomach area to help with menstrual cramps (before and during) every other day.

Cedarwood - calming and purifying.

Myrrh - helps with skin aging, wounds, oral care....

Frankincense- helps with skin aging and stress. Fall/Winter home aroma...

Vetiver - nervousness, insomnia—3 drops, clary-sage, 2 drops vetiver & 2 drops lavender in bath water...

Oregano - respiratory system...

Marjorma- relax sore muscles... 

Cinnamon - The quickest and affordable way to plump your lips! Fall/Winter home aroma....

Eucalyptcus - I love making diy chest rubs with this (think vapor rub)...

Patchouli - do you believe in "law of attraction"? Welp! Think big and apply this neat on your wrist. #abundance, help with eczema, dandruff, skin problems..

Rosemary - I apply this to our conditioner/shampoo for thicker hair....

Geranium - If I'm feeling unbalanced and hormonal, I will apply this neat to my wrist.Helps with the circulatory system—add to your massage oils, great Spring/Summer home aroma...

Bergamot - A great "uplifter" if your feeling not like yourself. Diffuse, wift, or apply neat. Help relaxes the mind, body and soul....

Blends:
- On Guard (helps the immune system)
- Energy (perk up the environment)
- Breathe Easy (for respiratory system and sore muscles)
- Study Budy (alertness) 


Monday, November 10, 2014

DIY Facial Cleansing Powder: Soothing Cleanser / Mask / Exfoliant


Oat: soothes dry skin, heals/repair blemishes on skin. 
Chamomile: reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Lavender: reduce scarring.



ingredients: 
1 cup of ground oat flour (you can grind the oats by using a processor or a mortar porter.)
2 tea bags of organic chamomile tea (I'm using organic chamomile & lavender tea)
4 tbp. of bentonite clay 
**Amplify the scent and benefits by adding: 10 drops of chamomile, lavender or lemon essential oil.**
Empty spice jar (or any glass jar)


grind the oats (or purchase ground oat flour) and herbs from your tea bag. 


Mix all ingredients together and insert your concoction into your spice jar.


You can use your facial cleansing powder as a daily cleanser or a weekly mask. **remove makeup before hand.**

cleanser = 1 tsp + a few drops of water
mask = add aloe gel, milk, honey or yogurt to create a paste like consistency (leave on for 15-20 mins)
exfoliant = add oat (creates a little texture),sea salt or ground coffee 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Hubby's DIY Beard Conditioner #Movember


carrier oil: hempseed & grapeseed oil 
4 drops of lime essential oil
1 drop of rosemary essential oil 
1 drop of cedarwood essential oil 
1 drop of clove essential oil

*let this sit for 4 days*
**scored this nifty recipe from pinterest**
you can easily make your husband, fiance, boyfriend, dad...etc their own: 30 ml of a carrier oil to 2 ml (combination of or one) essential oil(s).